Apple's products usually receive the most criticism for having a short battery life. But there's another product that has fallen short lately.
A glitch in one of Microsoft's top-selling products has caused loads of frustration for end users since May. Imagine how annoying it would be to charge your battery, and then only get an hour of life out of it.
That's what's been happening to owners of the Surface Pro 3, a key player in Microsoft's product lineup. In fact, sales of the Surface Pro 3 have been credited as a key component in Microsoft's turnaround story.
When the problem was first identified, it was originally believed that defective batteries were causing the significant drain of power. However, recent reports indicate the problem is caused by a glitch in the Surface Pro 3's software.
Sales of the Surface Pro 3 continued throughout 2015, even with the launch of the new Surface Pro 4. This means that even though the Surface Pro 3 was a 2014 product, there's still a great deal of people out there who own one.
If you're one of them, Microsoft is advising you to hold tight. The company is working on a patch to fix the problem, but as of yet, it hasn't released details on when that patch will become available. Since the next routine patch is scheduled for August 9, it's believed that the fix for this problem will be issued by that date. However, considering the severity of this bug, we're hoping the patch will be available much sooner.
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is scheduled to be released on August 2, so it is possible we'll see a fix for this issue at that time.
In the meantime, if you own a Surface Pro 3 and are fed up with the lack of power, it may be time for a new tablet altogether. Before you shop, click here to see our complete tablet comparison guide.